The city of Chattanooga granted 216 building permits in March for projects collectively valued at nearly $18 million. The biggest projects started last month included:
1 Office build-out of the Liberty Tower at 605 Chestnut St., by Helton Construction Co., $2.6 million
2 The renovation of the former Burchay Building at 800 Market St., owned by Chuck Gavin by The Counts Co., $1.2 million
3 CARTA headquarters addition and renovation at 1617 Wilcox Blvd. by Dillard Construction Inc., $832,700
4 New single-family residence by Ray Marler at 6135 Old Dayton Pike, $500,000
5 Solar car canopy at Southern Champion Tray factory at 220 Compress St., by Inman Solar, $485,000
Source: Building Inspection Department, Chattanooga Department of Public Works
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...